I am running a Linux Mint 17.3 machine with a DVI and USB (DVI-to-USB) monitor connection plugged in to the same desktop. Upon booting up, I get strange display misalignment that I found out was due to the USB connection - half of one screen is scrunched up on one of the monitors. However, if I simply go into Settings -> Display and click "Apply" without making any changes, the display problem goes away.
Is there some sort of command that I can add to a startup script in /etc/init.d/ or in a crontab command that will automatically apply/refresh monitor settings in this way for me at startup?
Thanks in advance.